39 Stunning Images Of Beaches In Black And White


Not something you'd immediately think of is photographing beaches in black and white. However, it is something you may wish to consider and hopefully, this gallery will inspire you to think imaging your next seascapes in black and white.

In the digital age, we need to convert to black and white. Of course, great black and whites start in camera, but the biggest challenges in black and white photography lie in knowing which images will work well in black and white and in understanding the important role post-processing plays in controlling tone and contrast when converting a photo to black and white.

Jason Row listed for us 5 specific requirements that black and white images require to work well:

  1. Scenes With Good Tonal Contrast
  2. Scenes With Contrasting Primary Colours
  3. Strong Directional Light
  4. Textures
  5. Geometry

You'll see that these stunning seascapes have these in spades (pun intended)

Josh Sorenson
Zukiman Mohamad
Rodolfo Clix
Pok Rie
Emre Kuzu
Jeerayut Rianwed
sl wong
Joey Kyber
Sandra Minarik
Ash @ModernAfflatus
Jan Kroon
Kim van Vuuren

Convert Your Beach Photographs To Black And White

The Better Black And White Guide – will ensure you get images that are timeless. You'll get more out of your landscapes or cityscapes, and you'll represent images in a timeless fashion.

If you are interested, this guide will teach you everything you need to know about controlling tone and contrast to get the images you want. Click here now to check it out.

Zukiman Mohamad
Geoffroy Hauwen
alexandre saraiva carniato
Pille Kirsi
Engin Akyurt
Rachel Xiao
Michael Kalin
Dimitris Vetsikas
Limat MD Arif
Engin Akyurt
Volker Glatsch
Stefan Liening
Matt Hardy
Jean-Clair Galloo
Didier Aires
Engin Akyurt
Tim Hill

Further Learning:

We hope you've enjoyed this gallery of stunning beaches in black and white.

If you want to take photographs like these then make sure you take a look at Kent DuFault's Better Black And White Guide. 

This is a complete step by step guide to creating stunning black and white conversions – including teaching you everything you need to know about controlling tone and contrast to get the image you want.

In it you will learn:

  • How to use the B&W conversion process to improve your composition
  • Why some “old school” knowledge can turn you into a black & white photographer that everyone else will envy
  • The sneaky ways a Pro uses post-production to create amazing tonal range in a black & white photograph
  • The secrets to leveraging “color” for a better black & white photograph
  • Why automation fools so many photographers, like you, into poor black & white image quality
  • How to tell the difference between black & white versus monochrome (This alone could save you in a photo contest)
  • A weird (but effective) way to determine if a scene would look good in black and white
  • The demystifying truth about “The Zone System” and why it’s imperative that you understand it
  • Discover the device that you can purchase (for almost nothing) that can tell you right when you're taking a picture- whether it would make a good black & white image or not.
  • And so much more!

Click here to take a look…

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